Who Runs the Internet? - Classifying Autonomous Systems into Industries

Annika Baumann, Benjamin Fabian

Abstract

The Internet consists of a network of Autonomous Systems (ASs). To understand which kind of organizations control those ASs can help to better assess the Internet structure in terms of economic interests and reliability. The current paper proposes a novel classification approach by combining ASspecific data with business data from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Furthermore, more detailed industry classes than in previous works are considered, inspired by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Using our methodology on a recent data set, we were able to classify 56.69 % of the considered ASs into industries. This lays a foundation for our future work on investigating the important players of the Internet backbone as well as their economic interests and risks.

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Baumann A. and Fabian B. (2014). Who Runs the Internet? - Classifying Autonomous Systems into Industries . In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-758-023-9, pages 361-368. DOI: 10.5220/0004936803610368


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@conference{webist14,
author={Annika Baumann and Benjamin Fabian},
title={Who Runs the Internet? - Classifying Autonomous Systems into Industries},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2014},
pages={361-368},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004936803610368},
isbn={978-989-758-023-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - Who Runs the Internet? - Classifying Autonomous Systems into Industries
SN - 978-989-758-023-9
AU - Baumann A.
AU - Fabian B.
PY - 2014
SP - 361
EP - 368
DO - 10.5220/0004936803610368